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Dinghy Towing

Everything you need to know about dinghy towing, flat towing and recreational towing of a vehicle behind your motorhome

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Control Your Dinghy

Supplemental braking systems, Some people want them out of necessity – most states require brakes on towed loads over a certain weight, and most...
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Tandem Tow Dollies

Owning a motorhome is a study in the art of compromise. Enthusiasts are continually reminded of the difference between taking what you want -- and packing...
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Saturn Revives Tow-Friendly Design

For years, the Saturn line of automobiles was generally accepted by RVers as the ideal choice for dinghy towing behind a motorhome. Though other vehicles...
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Dinghy-Braking System Roundup

All too often, the extra weight of towing a "dinghy" vehicle behind your motorhome reduces braking performance drastically. These products can help keep your heavy...
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Q & A: Dinghy Towing

Q. Where can we get information on what vehicles are approved by their manufacturer for towing behind a motorhome (dinghy towing)? A. Franchised dealers should have this...
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Dinghy Towing: Ranger FX4/Level II

An SUV, for many motorhomers, is the ideal dinghy-towed vehicle. If a vehicle that leans a bit more toward the "utility" end of the SUV...
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Dinghy Towing: Aerio GS

Suzuki's Vitara and Grand Vitara SUVs have long been popular choices with motorhome owners because they are fun, lightweight and practical vehicles that can...
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Motorhome FAQs

Over the years, we've noticed that certain readers' questions keep popping up again and again, in similar forms. Some of them come from seasoned...
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PT Cruiser

IF YOU WANT A DINGHY-TOWABLE CAR that lets you get around without being noticed, this isn't the one for you. The Chrysler PT Cruiser...
Suzuki Grand Vitara with dinghy tow

Towing the Grand Vitara

Suzuki's flagship sport-utility is feisty and versatile, and can be towed on all fours with auto transmission WHEN SUZUKI INTRODUCED THE SAMURAI, a diminutive four-wheel-drive...
Joshua Tree National Park

California’s Golden Landscapes

Exploring the deserts, history and wild animals on the “quiet side” of Southern California One thing I like about owning a motorhome and being semi-retired...
Lifeline Battery

Motorhome Battery Systems

Improving 12-volt DC systems using the latest technology can dramatically extend off-grid livability One of the primary benefits of owning a motorhome is the ability...
Odometer

RV Tech Savvy: Odometer Issue

We have a 2007 Holiday Rambler Vacationer diesel. The odometer went from 54,000 to 3,400 on a trip. The odometer continues to work, but...
Headlight, After Soft Scrub

MotorHome Quick Tip: Headlight Lens Restoration

My solution for dull yellow plastic headlight lenses is to use Soft Scrub cleaning liquid rather than an expensive lens-polishing kit. You can see...
Xantrex Charge Controllers

Solar Power for Your Motorhome

Xantrex has added two new lithium-ion compatible solar charge controllers to its energy-management solutions. The new 30A MPPT charge controller ($299) features dual bank...